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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105

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Muslims Widely Seen As Facing Discrimination in U.S. – National Survey Reveals

Eight years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Americans see Muslims as facing more discrimination inside the U.S. than other major religious groups. Nearly six-in-ten adults (58%) say that Muslims are subject to a lot of discrimination, far more than say the same about Jews, evangelical Christians, atheists or Mormons.

Skilled Immigrants are leaving the U.S. Why?

"Foreign-born entrepreneurs and scientists are a tremendous asset to the U.S. economy, and it is tragic that bureaucratic obstacles are preventing more talented and motivated people from helping to get us out of the economic slump."

Obama to Prioritize Africa During U.N. Visit

When Barack Obama visits the United Nations on three consecutive days this week - a rare gesture by a U.S. president - he will be addressing delegates on subjects ranging from climate change and peacekeeping to nuclear non-proliferation and the global financial crisis.

Letter from America: Dick Cheney – the Torture Architect

There is little doubt that the former US vice president Dick Cheney is a sick man – physically and mentally. He has long histories of cardiovascular disease and periodic need for emergency health care. Last Thursday, he had back surgery at George Washington University Hospital.

East-West Center Delegation to Visit Sri Lanka

As the prominent Asia Pacific education and research institution nears its 50th anniversary,
EWC officials seek to reinforce ties with Sri Lankan alumni and prospective students.

New U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Patricia Butenis presented her credentials as Ambassador to Sri Lanka today to, President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Reflections on “The New Sri Lanka”

As a Buddhist monk engaged in various dhammaduta activities, I have lived primarily in the United States for the past eleven years, and before that I was living in Japan. I always return to Sri Lanka each year, and I recently returned to Los Angeles from a two-month visit, where I had the opportunity to observe first-hand many of the changes that are taking place in our post-war country. My life abroad has given me a different perspective on my motherland, and I would like to share some reflections on what I am now calling “The New Sri Lanka.”

Letter from America: 9/11 and Obama

This past week Americans observed the 8th anniversary of 9/11, the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Nearly 3000 people died when the four planes crashed in New York, at the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field. At a ceremony, held in the Pentagon, President Obama paid tribute to the victims and vowed to "never falter" in defending the US. In New York, thousands gathered for ceremonies in a square near Ground Zero.

Robert Blake disappointed Sri Lanka’s failure to unite the nation: US concerned about Tissainayagam conviction

In a major foreign policy address to an academic audience here in Washington Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of the U.S. State Department expressed the Obama administration’s disappointment of the manner in which Sri Lanka is handling the issue of IDPs, ethnic reconciliation and press freedom.

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